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I see the takeaway as ''don't ride when you are not 100 percent." Dropping your bike is minor compared to having a coughing or sneezing fit while riding or just plain feeling crappy and not seeing that object lying in the middle of the road/ animal running across the road/ vehicle merging into your lane/ person ahead of you slamming on their brakes.

Liz
NY
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
I liked the article since I have dropped my bike several times and can understand how these other riders feel. I just keep riding and learn from my mistakes.

Phyllis Colucci
Chino, CA
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Magda, please don't get discouraged! The first year I had my BMW R 1200 R I dropped it three times! Boy was I ever embarrassed and mad at myself for scratching it all up. I love this bike and was worried it was too big for me. Now I know I have to constantly watch where I am pulling in to and always being aware of my surroundings. Plus you must learn to pick up your bike by yourself so you are not helpless! It does get easier. I have been riding for more than 30 years but everyone drops their bike sometime. Make it a learning experience.

Dru Pritchard
Columbus, OH
Saturday, February 20, 2016
I just finished course. Got myself a Kawasaki Vulcan S, perfect for my size (I was told). I start practicing around my sub. I felt great, then I dropped it, lost my confidence, but I got back on it, now shaking and worrying, but I was doing good. So a couple days later I went riding the street outside my sub, I stopped on the lights, try to turn left, and I dropped it again. I am so down about it. This is supposed to be my escape from reality; I recently lost my son, my only child and my husband. M to Florida. Maybe I made a mistake thinking I can ride.

Magda
Port Charlotte, FL
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Editor Response
Hi Magda,
You did not make a mistake. If you want to ride, you can! Don't be discouraged. Other women have gone down the same path as you, dropping the bike repeatedly. Please head over to our Your Questions Answered section. There are lots of WRN readers who have faced similar situations. You will find answers and encouragement here. One question in particular addresses how to get back on the bike after dropping it. Please check out these highlighted links. All the best to you. Keep us posted on your progress.
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
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